President Jonathan Dove

Players Wanted


This section is for opportunties for recorder playing in other groups. Announcements here may be of interest to our members. E-mail your ad to the Web Editor  (webeditatsrpdotorgdotuk)   . Please include as much information as possible, and contact details.

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Peterborough Area

Is there anyone locally who would like to play in a small group? I have a lot of duets, trios and quartets, all Early Music, Baroque etc.
I have all the recorders except Bass,but  prefer playing Treble.
I live in Peterborough just off Thorpe Road, and can meet here.
Times flexible.
Please allow for times when I may be away, as I cannot always check my emails.
Marilynn Mulcock surfingmummyatgmaildotcom

(Placed 27/1/2018)

Stoke on Trent

I live in Stoke-on-Trent and play soprano and tenor recorders fairly well. I am currently teaching myself the alto and would love to meet other recorder players in my area maybe to practice with, so that in the longer term I could join a group or orchestra. My playing is ok but my sight reading could be better! Please contact me Rachel Jean at rjhcastleataoldotcom Thank you!
(Placed 12/1/2018)


I spend about ten weeks of the year in the Pyrenees near Bagnères de Bigorre (in the summer and at Christmas) currently, and would love to play recorder while I am there. I play soprano, alto, tenor and bass, though am most comfortable with the alto. My favourite pieces to play are from the Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, however, I am very happy to fit in with whatever is on the menu. If you have a group I may join in the area, or you are simply another like-minded person in the vicinity, do please drop me a line at smerfie1athotmaildotcom. I am fluent in French, if that helps matters.
Michèle Ní Laitheasa
(Placed 30/11/2017)

South Wales

I’ve recently moved to South Wales (near Cowbridge) & would like to join a recorder ensemble.I studied oboe at music college so can sight read & have ensemble playing skills but am fairly new to the (treble) recorder. I’m wondering if there any suitable groups in the area.
Please contact Helen Rhodes helenmarierhodesatgmaildotcom
(Placed 26/08/2017)


Well-established group looking for new SATB players with reasonable sight-reading to play mostly 16th to 18th century music, e.g. Gibbons, Dowland, Byrd, Mico, Susato, Gabrieli, Purcell, Bach: 4-8 parts.  We meet weekly in Broomhill, Sheffield, for one hour on Friday mornings from 10.30 a.m.
For details please contact Rosalind on jwrrogsatbtinternetdotcom
(Placed 04/08/17)

Shrewsbury/Market Drayton

 I’m looking for a group of happy fun recorder players in the Shrewsbury or Market Drayton area.I’m really keen to improve my playing, after moving from Kent to Shropshire I have lost my way a bit without my recorder teacher Wendy Wood. I hope I receive a positive response soon.

Val Parris (treble and bass) valerieparris48atgmaildotcom


I am trying to form an early music ensemble in the Portsmouth/Southampton area.  Would ultimately want to be performing.
Contact Margot on budelightaticlouddotcom.

North Cumbria

I am trying to form a small recorder & Early Music ensemble – playing for pleasure – in the Carlisle/ North Cumbria area. Mainly Renaissance music, which sounds splendid in churches! Also, an opportunity to play or learn soprano shawm, crumhorns and cornett, which I own.
Email, phone or text enquiries very welcome, to John: cantus1949atgmaildotcom 07745838731 


We are two female recorder players (descant and treble) looking to form a quartet with bass and tenor. We are of intermediate/ advanced level and enjoy playing baroque and classical period music. However we are open to exploring other repertoire. We would like to meet every couple of weeks, with a view to do some performances perhaps at festivals or lunchtime concerts. We are based in London.
Please email Charlotte at lottieellensmithatyahoodotcodotuk or telephone 07919507912


I am trying to set up a new group of four, maybe five, fairly proficient recorder players in Sheffield who can meet weekly, possibly fortnightly. As my main interest is in playing treble, ideally I’d be looking for a descant, tenor and bass player but there could be flexibility playing different instruments within the group.

If interested you can e- mail me at elizabeth995atbtinternetdotcom or call me on 01142699434 Liz Maxwell

(Placed 20/05/2016)



Last updated January 27, 2018